C. A. Pierce is a painter and mixed media artist based in Washington State. The artist often works in acrylic paint, layering pigments and hues over a substrate using brushes, palette knives, and other textural tools.
I really enjoy the overall mood conjured up by C.A.’s recent works. The pieces in this gallery seem to alternate between vast, peaceful land and seascapes, and more experimental, colourful abstractions. The landscapes, made up mostly of textured planes in a single colour, remind me a little of works by Nella Lush or Anne Popperwell, while the more colourful abstractions are reminiscent of frescoes by Paul Catalanotto.
It’s interesting to browse through C.A.’s gallery and image what type of brush or implement might have been used to create a certain texture or look. I can see evidence of a palette knife in many works, but in her animal and figurative paintings I get the sense that further experimentation was employed.